No Set List

I just call songs out. So I can do whatever I want and whatever the crowd wants. If they want more blues, I give them more blues. If they want more rock ‘n’ roll, I give them that. Nothing is written in stone. – Kim

Experience

You know, you can have a lot of potential and you could be thrilling people at a young age. But as you get older, and if you’re really singing it up, you can really turn it on as you get older, because experience means so much.

I’m just saying that because I am older. – Kim

Journeyman

“How have you changed as a singer over the years?”

Kim: I’ve changed as a singer in a lot of ways. I mean, basically I’ve just gotten better. Singing is a lifelong skill that you have to be a journeyman at for a long time. Some people have natural talent. I had a little bit of natural talent at it, but the people who I wanted to sing like were all the greatest singers ever. So, it’s still a work in progress.

Your Own Identity

I love people like Al Green, Otis Redding. But I can’t sing like them. I sing like me.

To emulate a singer… well, for one thing, that’s really going to get you in trouble as far as having your own thing. It’s kind of impossible to emulate anyone totally and it’s no way to live.

I think that it’s very important to have your own identity early on in music. – Kim